Events

WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT SOME PUBLIC EVENTS HAVE RESUMED. ALL PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDELINES WILL BE IN PLACE.

2022 Major Events and Workshops

Mark your calendars!

Virtual Seedy Saturday in partnership with the City of Brampton

Join us to:

Speaker List

James GrahamGreat Tips on Growing Great Vegetables
Cathy NesbittCathy Crawly CompostersOrganic Magic With Worms
Linda CragoTree and TrigHeirlooms and Seed Saving
Shelly CandellBee City/Seeds of DiversityImportance of Pollinators
Bob WildfongSeeds of DiversityGrowing a Successful Seed Saving Garden
Sean JamesSean James ConsultingSoil and the things living in it
Christopher Bialek Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Gardening in a Changing Climate
City of BramptonForestry DepartmentHow To Be a Tree Hero

2022 Monthly Meetings Schedule

If you would like to attend the virtual meeting, please send an email to bramhort@hotmail.com and a meeting link will be sent to you. Virtual Meetings start at 7:30 PM, with “doors open” at 7:00 PM.

DateSpeakerTopic
January 25Kerrie WilcoxProject Feeder Watch,
Birds Canada
February 22 Society Meeting Q&A Night
March 22ndRodger J TschanzUniversity of Guelph trial gardens
April 26Helen BattersbyThe Garden of Regrets
May 24Cathy KavassalisHerb Gardening
June 28Society MeetingStrawberry Social / Trivia Night
July – AugustNo Meetings – Enjoy Your Garden!
September 27Movie NightSeed – the untold story
October 25Molly and Alex ShannonSucculent Gardening for Beginners
November 22Society MeetingAnnual General Meeting
DecemberNo Meeting – Happy Holidays!
January 25, 2022
January 2022 – Kerrie Wilcox is the manager of Project FeederWatch and the Great Backyard Bird Count at Birds Canada. Her role is to connect people with nature through birds.  Both of these programs allow people to turn their bird feeding and bird watching hobbies into research for conservation.

February 2022 – Have all your gardening questions answered by our in-house panel of experts.

March 2022 – Rodger J Tschanz from the University of Guelph trial gardens will discuss New Plant Ideas for the 2022 Gardening Season
This talk will focus on the U of G 2021 trial garden highlights.  The best performers amongst the annuals, perennials and vegetables will be showcased.

April 2022 - Helen Battersby will talk about the plants you’d wish you'd never planted – and you'll learn how to avoid them (before you do) or to live with them and, perhaps, even love them (if you must). 

For 30+ years in her small city garden, Helen Battersby has battled one of a
gardener’s toughest challenges – dry shade, on sandy, sandy soil under giant
Norway maples. This has, unfortunately, caused her to make many a regretful
plant choice, and she hopes to save you from that misery.
Helen is a grad of Ryerson’s Landscape Design program and is in her 17th
year as a volunteer with the Toronto Master Gardeners. A board member of
GardenComm, the international association for garden communicators, she
has been published in magazines such as Garden Making and, with her sister
Sarah, writes the award-winning TorontoGardens.com. In 2017, the sisters
took over publishing of a long-standing garden diary. Since renamed the
Toronto & Golden Horseshoe Gardener’s Journal, it’s now in its 30th edition.
April 2022 – Helen Battersby will talk about the plants you’d wish you’d never planted – and you’ll learn how to avoid them (before you do) or to live with them and, perhaps, even love them (if you must).

For 30+ years in her small city garden, Helen Battersby has battled one of a gardener’s toughest challenges – dry shade, on sandy, sandy soil under giant Norway maples. This has, unfortunately, caused her to make many a regretful plant choice, and she hopes to save you from that misery.
Helen is a grad of Ryerson’s Landscape Design program and is in her 17th year as a volunteer with the Toronto Master Gardeners. A board member of GardenComm, the international association for garden communicators, she has been published in magazines such as Garden Making and, with her sister Sarah, writes the award-winning TorontoGardens.com. In 2017, the sisters took over publishing of a long-standing garden diary. Since renamed the Toronto & Golden Horseshoe Gardener’s Journal, it’s now in its 30th edition.

May 2022 – Come and learn how you can enjoy the heady aromas of herbs in your garden or on your windowsill. Whether for culinary delights, calming infusions or causing calamities, there are hundreds of herbs that are easy to grow. The seductive perfumes of a Damask Rose will delight any gardener, while the beautiful Monkshood cloaks her deadly poisons in regal shrouds. Whatever your bent, there is an herb for you. Join former chemist, Catherine Kavassalis, and learn about the joys and perils of herb gardening.

Strawberry Social and Trivia Night
September 2022 – As many irreplaceable seeds near extinction, SEED reveals the harrowing and heartening story of passionate seed keepers as they wage a David and Goliath battle against chemical seed companies, defending a 12,000 year food legacy. Join us for a screening of this award winning documentary

October 2022 – Molly and Alex Shannon are the proprietors of “Canadian Succulents”.
Join us for their presentation on “Succulent Gardening for Beginners”.

Canadian Succulents was founded out of a love for succulents and a belief that a gift should be beautiful, long-lasting, and green. They are located in a small greenhouse just outside of Toronto, where they grow the succulents that make up their living creations. They use these drought-tolerant plants to design easy-to-care-for and eco-friendly arrangements for centrepieces, wedding and party favours, and more.
http://www.canadiansucculents.net/

Meeting Details

All regular meetings held at either the Flower City Bowling Club or the Flower City Seniors Centre start at 7:30 PM, with doors opening at 7:00 PM.

The General Annual Meeting starts at 6:30 PM, with doors opening at 6:00 PM.

Meeting events such as flower shows, mini-seminars, etc. are usually at 7:30 PM.

Flower City Lawn Bowling Club is Located at 8910 McLaughlin Rd S in Brampton. The October, November, January, February, March and April meetings are held here unless otherwise noted.

The Flower City Seniors Centre is located at 8870 McLaughlin Rd S in Brampton. The May, June and September meetings are held here in the Auditorium unless otherwise noted.